Andrew Bailey

Human remains found at scene of fire near Tofino

Human remains found at scene of fire near Tofino

The remains were discovered as officials were investigating a structure fire in Warn Bay

Human remains found at scene of fire near Tofino
Healthy baby boy Troy Johnson Atleo Jr. made a dramatic entrance into the world on Family Day as he arrived nine weeks early and was born at an Ahousaht dock. He was doing well and gaining weight at Victoria General’s NICU on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Kazz Thomas Atleo)

Baby doing well after Vancouver Island woman gives birth on a dock

The Ahousaht First Nation community is a roughly 30-minute boat ride from Tofino

Healthy baby boy Troy Johnson Atleo Jr. made a dramatic entrance into the world on Family Day as he arrived nine weeks early and was born at an Ahousaht dock. He was doing well and gaining weight at Victoria General’s NICU on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Kazz Thomas Atleo)
Motion detection wildlife cameras caught this image of a wolf at The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s Willowbrae-Halfmoon Bay Trail. (Photo - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve)

VIDEO: Tofino wolf sighting awes AdventureSmart coordinator

Be prepared to encounter wildlife in Tofino, Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Motion detection wildlife cameras caught this image of a wolf at The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s Willowbrae-Halfmoon Bay Trail. (Photo - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve)
King tides are expected at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve between Jan. 18-24 and could result in shoreline flooding and floating logs creating dangerous conditions on the region’s beaches. (Photo - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve)

Wind, tides could combine for 7-metre Long Beach waves Saturday

Extreme wave hazard warning at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

King tides are expected at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve between Jan. 18-24 and could result in shoreline flooding and floating logs creating dangerous conditions on the region’s beaches. (Photo - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve)
West Coast CARE Network volunteers organized an emergency parvovirus vaccination clinic last March after an outbreak was discovered in Tla-o-qui-aht communities. (CARE Network Photo)

Parvovirus scare underscores lack of veterinary care on Vancouver Island’s West Coast

Puppy from near Ucluelet treated in Nanaimo after contracting highly contagious canine disease

West Coast CARE Network volunteers organized an emergency parvovirus vaccination clinic last March after an outbreak was discovered in Tla-o-qui-aht communities. (CARE Network Photo)
Pacific Rim National Park staff joined Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade, B.C. Ambulance and Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue personel to evacuate a woman with a broken leg from Half Moon Bay during Thursday’s storm. (Photo - Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue)
Pacific Rim National Park staff joined Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade, B.C. Ambulance and Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue personel to evacuate a woman with a broken leg from Half Moon Bay during Thursday’s storm. (Photo - Westcoast Inland Search and Rescue)
Construction on road to Tofino and Ucluelet takes a break for the holidays

Construction on road to Tofino and Ucluelet takes a break for the holidays

“The road has been restored to two way traffic flow through the construction zone.”

Construction on road to Tofino and Ucluelet takes a break for the holidays
Clayoquot Action is expressing concern over the potential impacts of salmon farms after a humpback whale became trapped in a Cermaq Canada farm site near Tofino for roughly 18 hours before being freed by company employees. (Photo - Department of Fisheries and oceans Canada)

Trapped humpback whale freed from salmon farm near Tofino

“All of these problems could be solved by the farms moving onto land and getting out of the ocean.”

Clayoquot Action is expressing concern over the potential impacts of salmon farms after a humpback whale became trapped in a Cermaq Canada farm site near Tofino for roughly 18 hours before being freed by company employees. (Photo - Department of Fisheries and oceans Canada)
Malcolm, pictured here shortly after being rescued near Tofino, has died at the north Island Wildlife Recovery Centre after being ensnared by a rope. (Photo - Jennifer Steven)

Bear cub, rescued near Tofino, dies in strangulation accident

The animal got his head and neck tightly ensnared in a small rope handle.

Malcolm, pictured here shortly after being rescued near Tofino, has died at the north Island Wildlife Recovery Centre after being ensnared by a rope. (Photo - Jennifer Steven)
FlightNetwork has ranked Long Beach at 31 on its list of the world’s top 50 beaches. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island’s Long Beach named one of world’s best

“It feels like I’m walking in a painting.”

FlightNetwork has ranked Long Beach at 31 on its list of the world’s top 50 beaches. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
In a Wednesday afternoon tweet, artist Roy Henry Vickers claimed the district of Tofino had used his design for its municipal flag without his permission. (Twitter)

Municipal flag ranking project sparks controversy in Tofino

Artist Roy Henry Vickers claims he never gave district permission to use the image.

In a Wednesday afternoon tweet, artist Roy Henry Vickers claimed the district of Tofino had used his design for its municipal flag without his permission. (Twitter)
The Ucluelet Aquarium’s marine debris coordinator Brittany Buirs joins citizen scientist Pat Sieber for a microplastics survey at Cox Bay. Anyone interested in particpating in a survey can reach out to Buirs at marinedebris@uclueletaqarium.org. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

VIDEO: Ucluelet Aquarium surveying spread and threat of microplastics

“Plastics never actually go away, they break down to smaller and smaller pieces.”

The Ucluelet Aquarium’s marine debris coordinator Brittany Buirs joins citizen scientist Pat Sieber for a microplastics survey at Cox Bay. Anyone interested in particpating in a survey can reach out to Buirs at marinedebris@uclueletaqarium.org. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
Tree clearing work as part of the construction of a $51 million, 25-kilometre, trail through the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is currently paused, but is expected to start up again in early spring. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Paved Pacific Rim National Park trail costs balloon to $51 million

Feds kick in an additional $17 million to complete trail running between Tofino and Ucluelet

Tree clearing work as part of the construction of a $51 million, 25-kilometre, trail through the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is currently paused, but is expected to start up again in early spring. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
This dead killer whale was discovered on Nootka Island on Wednesday. (Photo - Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation)

Dead killer whale discovered on Nootka Island

“This is very concerning to our people.”

This dead killer whale was discovered on Nootka Island on Wednesday. (Photo - Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation)
Ucluelet police are seized firearms, approximately 1.5 ounces of cocaine and $40,000 from an Orca Crescent residence on Nov. 2.

Firearms and cocaine seized from Vancouver Island residence

The file remains under investigation and charges are pending.

Ucluelet police are seized firearms, approximately 1.5 ounces of cocaine and $40,000 from an Orca Crescent residence on Nov. 2.
The Ahousaht First Nation released this photograph through Twitter Monday afternoon after declaring a state of emergency due to soil contaminants affecting the community’s water supply. (Image from @AhousahtAdmin Twitter Account)

Water emergency lifted for Ahousaht

Supply considered safe after week of uncertainty and concern

The Ahousaht First Nation released this photograph through Twitter Monday afternoon after declaring a state of emergency due to soil contaminants affecting the community’s water supply. (Image from @AhousahtAdmin Twitter Account)
West Coast urging DFO to consult more before shutting down sports fishery

West Coast urging DFO to consult more before shutting down sports fishery

Ucluelet-area MP says government needs to consider the community while saving the orcas

West Coast urging DFO to consult more before shutting down sports fishery
Ucluelet’s 52 Steps Dock. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Bystanders save woman who fell off B.C. dock

Police encourage lifejackets, warn alcohol and water don’t mix

Ucluelet’s 52 Steps Dock. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)
The Ahousaht First Nation released this photograph through Twitter Monday afternoon after declaring a state of emergency due to soil contaminants affecting the community’s water supply. (Image from @AhousahtAdmin Twitter Account)

UPDATED: State of Emergency over for Ahousaht First Nation

“We need to be there in their time of need.”

The Ahousaht First Nation released this photograph through Twitter Monday afternoon after declaring a state of emergency due to soil contaminants affecting the community’s water supply. (Image from @AhousahtAdmin Twitter Account)
(Black Press File Photo)

Tofino, Ucluelet, Swiftsure facing likely fishing closures in 2019

“They’ll be some pretty fast and furious decision making over the next five months or so.”

(Black Press File Photo)